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Don't Fight Fire with Fire: Use Foam Instead!

Foam fillers are used in abundance across the construction industry, offering a quick and efficient solution. An ever-growing number of foam-filling specifi­cations require fire-resistant properties to be included and Twistfix now supply fire-rated foam to meet these requirements.

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To be properly effective, fire retardant foam must be of the correct specification and type, as well as being installed with precision by a qualified professional. The tough demands of current Building Regulations must be met, ensuring that the foam-filling application will provide a high level of protection in the case of fire.

Twistfix offer cost-effective access to industry-standard fire-rated foams, namely B1 Handheld and B2 Gun Grade foam. Both of these products adhere strictly to the specifi­cations laid out in IN 4102 Part 1 for Construction Materials and BS476 Part 20. When  used as a component within a fire-resisting joint, the foams are intended to be combined with fire-rated intumescent sealant; this will ensure that the maximum fire rating is achieved.

One of our most popular products is the B2 Gun Kit, which delivers the very best value for money and contains everything required for professional, reliable results. The kit includes an applicator gun and cleaning kit along with Everbuild B2 Firefoam; this superior formula comes loaded with special features, including:

  • The ability to expand to 50 times the original volume

  • A fire-rating of up to 2 hours in specific joint confi­gura­tions (combined with intumescent sealant where applicable)

  • Curing time of just one hour, after which the foam can be sawn, plastered over or cut as required

  • High level of fire rating protection, offering considerable retardation of flames and smoke compared to standard grades such as B3

  • Added insulation and acoustic properties

For all the tech specs, check out the individual product pages and, if you need advice on making the right selection, then contact the expert technical team at Twistfix.

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